Mulanovich, Sofia

Cherub-faced regularfooter from Lima, Peru; winner of the 2004 World Championship Tour, and the first pro tour winner from Latin America. Her title, the LA Times reported, "stamped Mulanovich as the first of a new generation off powerful and technically sound young surfers to wear the crown."

Mulanovich was born (1983) in Lima, Peru, and raised in nearby Punta Hermosa, a village close to a series of pointbreaks. Her mother ran a beachside smoothie stand and her father worked in a fish-proces...